that would mean reshaping german politics. >> what does he need to do in order to convince voters that he can lead germany? >> he has to show that he is listening and that he cares. everyone knows steinbruck has a great deal of financial expertise and acumen, but some people think he is a little too close to the financial sector, to the banking sector, that he is too much of a centrist. certainly here, there is a perception in germany at the moment that there is a great deal of social imbalance. a lot of people among the social democrats are concerned that the gap between the rich and poor is getting greater, and some people blame that on the financial markets. some people blame it on the financial sector. it is no coincidence that steinbruck earlier this week came out with an initiative to regulate the banks, to tame the banks, as he put it, in an attempt to win over hearts and minds among his own party and among other voters, too.